House Fontana is spacious family home situated in a golf estate in Cape Town’s Southern Suburbs.

Looking for a full home renovation, the family moved out for the remodel to take place as we barely left a wall untouched. We completed a full renovation – from the overall stripping of the existing flooring and demolishing of walls and fitting two steel beams, to the last detail of fitting doorstops.

The starting point for the look and feel was considering various metallic finishes (such as aged brass and copper) as well as colours like green and black for fittings. Researching tiles and looking at a variety of samples formed a strong basis for making the right decisions when creating the overall design language.

We made several changes to some of the existing walls. For the flow of the space to work better, we removed nib walls and heightened openings. We also demolished walls to make the kitchen and living spaces open plan. The new steel beam we left exposed after replacing the existing ceilings. The indoor braai was removed, and steel beams fitted to support the existing flue.

The kitchen remodeling started with having various shades of green samples made up to ensure we made the right selection. The gold cabinet handles and kickplates add a unique feature detail to the kitchen and work well with the oak wood veneer countertop. We love the extra seating area where the kids are able to do their homework while food is being prepared.

In terms of flooring, we stripped all of the existing interior flooring and fitted new engineered oak wood floors from Oggie and new carpets from Belgotex in the bedrooms.

With both us and the client sharing a passion for good lighting design, we paid particular attention to the light fittings as well as the lighting plan. The kitchen suspension light is from Arredare and the bathroom-rated wall fittings are from Astro.